Former CIA official: Whistleblower has very good reason to fear the wrath of Trump

It’s no secret that Donald Trump has turned the attorney general of the United States into his personal consigliere. But according to a former CIA official, he’s done far worse than that — essentially corrupting every intelligence organization by forcing out former Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and installing yet another toady. Jonna Mendez,…

Mitt Romney deserves no credit and no apologies on Russia

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright was back in the headlines this week—not for any particular wisdom regarding authoritarian regimes and movements she shared with the House Intelligence Committee, but for this: “I personally owe an apology to now-Senator Romney, because I think that we underestimated what was going on in Russia. I was on…

Turkish media alleges CIA has recording of MBS ordering Khasshogi hit

Take a step back and imagine this is a James Bond movie. Where does Donald Trump fit in? He’s clearly the corrupt government official in league with the diabolically evil Bond villain. There’s simply no way to make him look sympathetic in the wake of Jamal Khashoggi’s murder. Now, Turkish newspaper Hurriyet is reporting that the…

Trump just told us the value of a human life.

No more skirting the issue. No more beating around the bush. No more even pretending to give a shit. The sitting President of the United States just came out in a statement, and gave us the value of a human life. Or as many as may pile up. And that value is 450 billion dollars….